When I first saw Mad Men episode 7.06, The Strategy, I wondered at this image. Mad Men uses reflections judiciously; they generally mean something. What does this one mean? Why two dances, why two Don-and-Peggys?
As I was writing my “Rewatch” post, I suddenly saw it–there are two kinds of families. There are the families in dissolution, and there are the families in formation. There is the breakdown and the coming-together. This moment, this dance, is the exact moment where Don and Peggy step away from the breakdown and into the re-formation, and so there are two.
Damn, I love this show.